10 Black Owned Hair and Skincare Brands You Should Try

BY: MACKENZIE GALLOWAY

1. Naturally Supple

Founded by Festicia Bovell and Thamara Aridou, American University freshmen, Naturally Supple is a skin and beauty brand that combats dry skin and hair. They sell a “pink shimmer” coconut oil and a all natural SPF shea butter.

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2. Terry Lu Naturals

Terry Lu Naturals is a hair and skincare line that uses all natural ingredients. It was started by a Hunter Phelps, a student at the University of Michigan. The brand promotes diversity in hair and skin, and is suitable for all hair and skin types.

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3. Irie Rock Natural

A Jamaican-owned brand, started by a woman whose grandmother had a small garden filled with herbs and fruit trees, with a rock in the middle of the garden! The owner used to climb on the rock and enjoy the aromas of the garden, which blossomed her love for “all things natural.” Products include tea tree oil, witch hazel, serums and an array of body-care products.

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4. Morganics Skin Care

Based out of New York City, Morganics Skin Care is a mother-daughter skincare line that is vegan, non-toxic and cruelty-free. Their products range from shea butter, to face masks, to face oils and serums.

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5. Beija-Flor Naturals

Stevonne Ratliff, founder of Beija-Flor Naturals, started the brand in 2009 after suffering from hypopigmentation, hyperpigmentation and several other skin conditions. She wanted to create a brand that catered to women of color, because of the lack of skincare and haircare options at the time. Her line consists of dozens of all-natural skin, hair and body products.

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6. TréLuxe

TréLuxe is a black-owned haircare brand that appeals to kinky and curly hair types. They also promote healthy natural beauty, confident self-expression, and social consciousness.

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7. Amour All Naturals

Created by a natural health enthusiast in Detroit, Amour All Naturals provides natural beauty products and useful holistic health tips along with a variety of products for your face, hair, skin and body. Products vary widely from sugar scrubs, to natural pain relievers to lip balms and natural libido boosters.

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8. Raqi & Bo Body Butter Bistro

Raqi & Bo Body Butter Bistro provides “all natural skin food” that alleviates dry skin by moisturizing the skin with its rich ingredients. Fragrances include: Cashmere & Vanilla, Cucumber & Melon, Sweet Orange, & Citrus & Sage.

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9. Folie Apothecary

Nikisha Brunson, founder of Folie Apothecary, a natural skin and hair care line for people of all backgrounds. Their line offers face serums, all purpose body butters and mists. In french “Folie” means madness and when asked about the name Brunson says,“Why "madness" you ask? Well everyone is a bit mad, especially creatives such as myself, plus everything sounds so good in french!”

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🌑Vanilla Rose Moon Milk to help you sleep and relieve stress 🌹 . . . What Is Moon Milk? Moon Milk is a warm drink made from milk and an adaptogen, such as ashwagandha. It’s inspired by the centuries-old Ayruvedic belief that warm milk helps induce restful, deep sleep. Vanilla Rose Moon Milk recipe also includes dried rose, honey, tart cherry juice, but there are other versions that have cacao and raspberries or turmeric and cinnamon. Regardless of the add-ins, the whole point of the drink is the same: To make you chill the eff out. . . . 🌑Benefits of moon milk: 🔹Nut milk: (specifically almond and walnut milk) contain melatonin, tryptophan, and magnesium, all of which help you get your z’s. 🔹Adaptogens: like ashwagandha, have been clinically proved to significantly reduce stress. In one study, it was shown to be as powerful as lorazepam, a prescription anxiety drug. 🔹Tart Cherries: Tart cherry juice contains load of antioxidants and is also a good source of melatonin. . . . Vanilla Rose Moon Milk recipe: 🔹6 oz. almond milk (or walnut milk) 🔹4 oz. tart cherry juice 🔹2 tsp. dried rose petals (Rose Dose, Organic Rose Petals (1 oz) Culinary Grade from Amazon is what I used) 🔹1/8 tsp. vanilla extract 🔹1 tsp. powdered ashwagandha (Terrasoul Superfoods Ashwagandha Root Powder (Organic) from Amazon) 🔹1 tsp. raw honey or maple syrup (to taste) . . . 🔸Directions: . . 🔹Add milk, cherry juice, rose petals, vanilla extract, and ashwagandha to a small saucepan and gently warm over medium low heat until simmering. 🔹Reduce heat and cooked until warmed through, about 5 minutes. 🔹Strain out rose petals.
🔹Stir in honey and enjoy. . . . #moonmilk #insomnia #stress #anxiety #gad #selfcare #adaptogens #ashwagandha #ayurvedic #vegan #vanillarosemoonmilk #sleep #stressrelief

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10. Honey Pot Wax Lounge

Based in Los Angeles, Honey Pot Wax lounge is a family-owned and operated business that provides customers with a luxurious experience, serving their customers in waxes, facials, lashes, hair and skincare. Honey Pot Wax products are made with botanical ingredients that will enrich your hair, skin and body and can be purchased online.

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